Top 8 best hotels near Malaga's historic centre

Flooded with light, the hotels of Malaga are lucky, because more than a seaside resort, Andalusia's second city after Seville is above all historical and cultural. Malaga has certainly not escaped the tourist development of the Costa del Sol, as evidenced by its large 1970s buildings, its landscaped beaches and its seaside resorts. But this Mediterranean port still stands out from the other resorts on the sunny coast for having preserved its old town and its monuments. Close to the Picasso Museum, the Roman Theatre, Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Cathedral, the city centre is an essential part of your Andalusian holiday. Here is our selection of the best hotels close to the historic centre for your trip to Malaga.

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1: AC Malaga Palacio by Marriott, an exceptional panorama

The hotel terrace © AC Malaga Palacio by Marriott / Booking.com

The AC Malaga Palacio by Marriott hotel boastsone of the best views of Malaga and its port from its rooftop terrace with swimming pool. Ideally located between the cathedral and the Paseo del Parque promenade, it boasts a sober contemporary decor that will satisfy all visitors.

Room with view © AC Malaga Palacio by Marriott / Booking.com

This family-run hotel offers spacious, modern rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars and air conditioning. You can also access free wi-fi to stay connected throughout your stay.

View of Malaga © AC Malaga Palacio by Marriott / Booking.com

The on-site restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and a selection of Spanish specialities. The restaurant also boasts panoramic sea views over the park. Gluten-free dishes are also available on request. You can also enjoy a drink or snack in the Ático bar, located on the 15th-floor terrace.

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AC Malaga Palacio by Marriott

With its rooftop terrace and swimming pool, this hotel offers one of the best views of Malaga.
8.8 Superb
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£131 / night
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2: Vincci Larios Diez, elegance and gastronomy

View of Malaga Cathedral from the hotel © Vincci Larios Diez / Booking.com

Do you know Calle Larios? It's one of the most important and elegant streets in Malaga's historic centre. The Vincci Larios Diez Hotel is located at number 10 of this central Andalusian thoroughfare, with 3,500m² of floor space spread over seven floors, allowing visitors to enjoy the history, culture, traditions and gastronomy of Malaga, just a few steps away from the hotel.

Room with terrace © Vincci Larios Diez / Booking.com

This 4-star hotel with 24-hour reception offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen satellite TV and a safe. The best accommodation offers city views.

The hotel's gourmet restaurant © Vincci Larios Diez / Booking.com

The big advantage of this hotel surely lies in its bar and gourmet restaurant, which offer an exquisite and original menu at all times of the day. All this in brightly lit rooms decorated with wood and natural fabrics. Buffet breakfast and room service are also available. The terrace, adjoining the restaurant, is a delight for young and old alike. It offers the ideal setting for admiring the cathedral or the sunsets over the Andalusian city.

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Vincci Larios Diez

This 4-star hotel offers elegant rooms and a gourmet restaurant in an ideal setting.
9.3 Fabulous
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£139 / night
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3: Palacio Solecio, a treasure trove of history

Palacio Solecio hotel entrance © Palacio Solecio / Booking.com

If you're a history buff, this is the hotel for you. Right in the middle of Granada Street, in Malaga's old Jewish quarter, just a few minutes' walk from the Picasso Museum and the Alcazaba, stands the Palacio Solecio hotel, built in a former 18th-century palace. Renovated, it still retains its original architectural and artistic style.

View of a hotel room © Palacio Solecio / Booking.com

Suites, private balconies with views of the cathedral and the old town, marble bathrooms, four-poster beds... Everything is here to satisfy visitors in search of luxury. A hotel/airport shuttle service is also available at an additional cost.

The hotel restaurant © Palacio Solecio / Booking.com

What would a luxury hotel be without its gourmet restaurant? The Palacio Solacio is no exception. In the Balausta restaurant, run by Michelin-starred chef José Carlos Garcia, you can sample local dishes such as Malaga salad or gazpachuelo in an exceptional setting. There's also a cocktail bar where you can discover new flavours, and breakfasts to get your day off to a good start.

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Palacio Solecio, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World

Built on the site of an 18th-century palace, this hotel has retained its original architectural style. Perfect for history lovers
9.2 Fabulous
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£161 / night
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4: Madeinterranea Suites, a guarantee of tranquillity

Patio inside the hotel © Madeinterranea Suites / Booking.com

Tired of crowded, noisy hotels? One thing's for sure, the Madeinterranea Suites hotel, located in the heart of the historic centre, is not one of them. In this small 18th-century manor house with just 12 rooms, you can enjoy a cosy, quiet environment in a building protected for its historical value, where many original parts have been preserved.

Example of a hotel room © Madeinterranea Suites / Booking.com

There are two types of room to choose from: double superior or deluxe. This hotel is perfect if you want a comfortable place to relax during your stay in Andalusia. The hotel also offers buffet, continental and vegetarian breakfasts, as well as airport transfers.

Hearty breakfast © Madeinterranea Suites / Booking.com

The hotel is located in the centre of Malaga, just a few minutes' walk from the Carmen Thyssen Art Museum and the Wine Museum. You can also discover all the historical culture as you stroll through this renowned district.

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Madeinterranea Suites

This small 12-room hotel is a guarantee of tranquillity. Perfect for getting away from noisy, crowded hotels.
9.2 Fabulous
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£113 / night
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5: Atarazanas, the ideal location

Hotel entrance © Atarazanas / Booking.com

Located in the heart of Malaga, this charming 3-star hotel welcomes you in an old historic building that has now been renovated. Just 500 metres from the cathedral, the hotel has excellent public transport links. Museums, historic monuments and the famous Andalusian beaches are just a few minutes away.

Example of a hotel room © Atarazanas / Booking.com

The hotel has recently undergone an extension which allows it to have two completely different styles of decoration to satisfy the tastes of all visitors. All rooms are modern and air-conditioned. Some have a small balcony. For families and groups of friends, connecting rooms are also available. Specially adapted accommodation for disabled guests is available on request.

Hotel breakfast © Atarazanas / Booking.com

Every morning, a full and varied breakfast will delight your taste buds. The buffet includes a wide selection of breads, pastries, cheeses, cold meats, fruit and much more. The best way to start the day in a healthy and balanced way. If you need to leave before the buffet opens, don't hesitate to ask reception, who will prepare a picnic for you to take away.

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Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel

This 4-star hotel, in the heart of the historic district and 500 metres from the cathedral, is the ideal location for a stay in Málaga, and offers excellent value for money.
8.1 Very good
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£84 / night
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6: Debambu Atarazanas, an apartment-hotel where you can do your own cooking

Appartement Debambu Atarazanas © Debambu Atarazanas / Booking.com

In this hotel located near the central market Atarazanas, different flats are offered for single travellers or families. With views over the city, this spacious and functional apartment hotel is perfect and affordable for a stay in Malaga. It can accommodate up to 6 people.

A kitchen to cook and dine in © Debambu Atarazanas / Booking.com

For those who don't want to eat out for the duration of their stay, this apartment hotel allows you to make your own meals. It features free Wi-Fi, a 49-inch TV, individually controlled air conditioning/heating, a safe, ironing facilities, a hairdryer and hospitality products.

View of the living room © Debambu Atarazanas / Booking.com

Parking is available just a few steps from the flat. Shuttles between the hotel and the airport are available to facilitate transfers.

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Debambú Atarazanas

In this apartment-hotel with its own kitchen, guests can prepare their own meals. Ideal for those who don't want to eat out every day.
8.9 Superb
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£107 / night
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7: Hotel Brö, adults only

Example of a room with swimming pool © Hôtel Brö / Booking.com

Located in the heart of Malaga, the adults-only Hotel Brö is ideally situated for quick access to the city's historic centre. Beaches, including the Malagueta, are less than a kilometre away on foot. There are bus stops right outside the hotel for destinations further afield.

Unusual lobby design © Hôtel Brö / Booking.com

The hotel opened in 2020. Its unusual design has been conceived to be comfortable and practical. The hotel features a spectacular 15-metre-high natural garden. The pure air that emanates from it contributes to the well-being of visitors.

The hotel swimming pool © Hôtel Brö / Booking.com

A swimming pool is available for hotel guests. A relaxation area with hammocks is also available for relaxing in the sun. Some rooms include a balcony with sea views. A buffet breakfast is also available.

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Hotel Brö

At this adults-only hotel, guests can enjoy a spectacular natural garden and infinity pool.
9.1 Fabulous
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£87 / night
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8: Anahita Boutique Hotel, an architectural treasure trove

Painting in a room © Anahita Boutique Hôtel / Booking.com

This former 19th-century palace, carefully renovated to preserve its architecture, is home to the Anahita luxury hotel. All the rooms in this 4-star hotel are furnished and equipped to offer guests absolute comfort.

View of a room © Anahita Boutique Hotel / Booking.com

Located in the heart of the city, just a few minutes from cultural attractions such as the Picasso Museum, this hotel offers a touch of history in each of its 16 rooms. Some have balconies and city views.

The hotel restaurant © Anahita Boutique Hôtel / Booking.com

A restaurant serving national and international cuisine with quality local products is open to visitors. An à la carte breakfast is also available. An ideal place to enjoy a stay in Malaga as a couple or with friends.

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Anahita Boutique Hotel

Housed in a former 19th-century palace, this 4-star hotel is steeped in history, with a touch of history in every room.
8.8 Superb
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£92 / night
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